For new readers the Hub is the historic (1897-2001) shoe store building that houses my law firm on East Austin Street in Marshall. Since 1897 it has had an oversized wagon wheel hub on the post out front, which we carefully maintain in recognition of the store's history, as memorialized on the historic marker on the front of the building.
I was out of the office yesterday in Dallas cochairing the planning meeting for the 2016 Annual IP Law Conference by the Institute of Law and Technology (about which I'll post more on presently) when my ace paralegal Charla Foster (who is allergic to bees) called in the local beekeepers to handle a little issue we apparently had with a bee hive in the front wall of our law office.
This morning's Marshall News Messenger had the story on the front page, with action shots of the Marshall Beekeepers Association (which I'll note is not a small group - it's a significant local industry). It chronicles how Charla got in touch with the association thanks to the local ag extension office and (truth be told) Facebook, and tells the story of how the hive was located and the honeycomb extracted (by beekepers from among others Always Misbeehaven Farms (which ought to tell you that my puns could be far, far worse)) and moved to the beekeepers' farm where it will join other hives making honey which is then harvested for sale.
I can't promise that no bees were harmed during the writing of this post, but they saved every one they could.
Yes, we live in interesting times.